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Grades 3-5 Book Club

Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be starting their Book Clubs soon. This is optional for anyone in those grades. Run by Mrs. Tremblay, our librarian, we meet every two weeks at lunchtime. The students will be given the chapters (pages) they need to read and a set of questions that will be discussed at each meeting.
 
If you child would like to participate in any of the Book Clubs have them let Mrs. Tremblay know no later than Friday, September 24th @ dtremblay@stjosephschoolwakefield.org.
 
Grade 3 Book Club will be reading the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  This is an incredible book that the students will love. Below is the book description:
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My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

WONDER is a funny, frank, and astonishingly moving something the students will remember long after the final page.
 
Grade 4 will be reading the book Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. 
 
Below is a description of the book:
When Kyle learns that the world's most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town's new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, he's determined to be there! But the tricky part isn't getting into the library—it's getting out. Because when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! 
 
Grade 5 will be reading the book Restart by Gordon Korman. 
 
Below is a description of the book:
Chase's memory just went out the window.

Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name.

He knows he's Chase. But who is Chase? When he gets back to school, he sees that different kids have very different reactions to his return. Some kids treat him like a hero. Some kids are clearly afraid of him. One girl in particular is so angry with him that she pours her frozen yogurt on his head the first chance she gets. Pretty soon, it's not only a question of who Chase is -- it's a question of who he was . . . and who he's going to be.

Restart is the spectacular story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.